THAILAND: PRAYUT DIGS AT SHINAWATRAS, EMBRACES TRUMP

DYLAN RAMOS WRITES— On Monday, October 2nd, the leader of Thailand’s military junta, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, came to Washingto to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. While the president was honoring yet another authoritarian leader with an invitation to the White House, the junta’s Attorney General was charging former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with lese majeste and computer crimes. Thaksin was overthrown by a coup in 2006 despite the Shinawatra family winning popular support in every open election since 2001. Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin’s sister, also served as Prime Minister following Thaksin’s removal, her political party running up the largest...

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